John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

John Harvard's Brewery & Ale HouseJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
BA SCORE
51.3%
Liked Their Beers
3.57 w/ 943 ratings
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale HouseJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

33 Dunster St
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138
United States

(617) 868-3585 | map
johnharvards.com

Notes:
No longer brewing beer at this location.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
193
Reviews:
597
Ratings:
943
Liked:
484
Average:
3.57/5
Master Beer Listing
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
50.9%
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
106
Liked:
54
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
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Reviews by bewareOFpenguin:
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3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Pagers at brewpub? My o my. That's how crowded this place was when my wife and I went. Being from Cambridge, I remembered when it was 33 Dunster Street. It is a wide open basement. The bar looked inviting, but we could not squeeze ourselves between any self-important Harvard types. When we were finally paged for a table, I ordered a pale ale, my wife a porter. I really wanted another type of beer, but was told they had a "rotating" brewing order and it was not available. Why have it on the menu? The food was good, but the constant din of voices was quite annoying. I felt like I was in a Harry Potter movie. Worth stopping in once or twice, but would never make it my "bar". Besides, I didn't feel important enough.

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2/5  rDev -44.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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3.33/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

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2.86/5  rDev -21%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2

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3.8/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

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3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Stopped here before Harvard's home opener v Holy Cross in September. It was average. They had a beer from most styles on the menu and my wife and I both chose to go with the all seasonal harvest ale. Food was average. Cant go wrong with a burger but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of TrilliumFan
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Visited in the 90's and have a pint glass to prove it

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House in Cambridge, MA
Brewery rating: 51.3% out of 100 with 943 ratings
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